As expounded below:
Hipsters believed hipsters were taking the humble ukulele too mainstream.
This declaration led to a denunciation by hipster-hating-hipsters of pro-establishment-hipsters as a scourge on the earth and a simultaneous & cantankerous selloff of Keim-style DaSilva Mahogany Custom Concert Ukes on Craigslist for upwards of $2,275.00.
Not to be outdone, the gorgeous specimen ukes were quickly purchased by up-and-coming-neo-hipsters in effect declaring the dead trend officially resurrected.
Of course, during the fire-sale, remorseful and cash-flush proto-hipsters noticed the exquisite, hand-painted, Felix the Cat Banjo-Uke and determined that a one-of-a-kind, vintage, “Banjo-Ukulele” is completely singular and therefore impervious to the ebb of elitist musical trends, swiftly purchasing the instrument for $5,695.00 and hanging it abreast of their 1903 Anthony & Scovill Lunchbox Camera.
I think the album is pretty good.
My favorite track on Ukulele Songs is The Jerk inspired Tonight You Belong To Me duet with Cat Power: It is beautiful and charming.
The ukulele requires of it’s instrumentalist a certain clarity and, true-to-form, Vedder’s melodies are simple and pure, shunning overdubbed effects on the majority of tracks; his gravelly voice, the innocent uke’s consummate foil.